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Gone To The Weeds by postapocalypsia Gone To The Weeds by postapocalypsia
This is an abandoned farm I see every morning when I walk. It is covered in a purple flowering weed, and in the early light, contrasts very nicely with the dry grass.
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NeonPoweredFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Hi, I don't mean to sound creepy, but whereabouts did you paint this, in Australia? Those gently rolling golden hills, gum trees, and rural atmosphere just beg for some Google Earth "street view" strolling around :) Love your paintings, by the way!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, this is in Australia, in south east Qld, but how is that creepy...does it look familiar to you?
This view has since been turned into an instant suburb, so google street view is probably more appropriate now! :)
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NeonPoweredFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I meant to say I didn't want to sound creepy asking you about where you painted that image because you mentioned you often walk by that location, and I thought maybe I would come across sort of stalker-y haha. It's a very nice painting, and I guess a kind of historical document now that the area's been urbanised. I grew up in a rural place not unlike the one you painted, and coming back to it again and again throughout the years has been a melancholy experience on many levels--to see it gradually become less and less "the countryside" and more and more "the suburbs"... I'm torn because people need a place to live, but I miss my childhood wildland and your painting transported me to those days and made me feel all fuzzy inside, so thanks :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, that's pretty much my story too...it's always sad to see wild places turned into suburbs, but I live in a house that was once on bushland so I can hardly point the finger at anyone else.
Sure makes me wistful though.
Thanks for the feedback :)
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Owlolo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Gorgeous picture. Your colors are very juicy and tasty!)) Feast for the eyes!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! I like colour - glad you like it :)
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I love the lighting! Its so realistic yet impressionistic^^
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I painted it onsite, which helped interpreting the lighting much easier :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Quite lovely. Somewhat impressionistic.
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dleoblack Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW!
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Swixel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
that purple shit, may very well be the very same stuff they use down in the NR to nitrate the soil in preparation for reforestation.. maybe this farm will be a rainforest one day!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The sad truth is that it is about to turned into instant suburb. If by chance it became rainforest instead I would be a very happy man :)
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
A beautiful place for a walk .
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed - thank you :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Ohhh...that's cool!
Love the contrast you have here!
You walk in a lovely place. I have to go to a park to walk. But i'm all city boy, so i put up with it.
Anyway, this is a lovely piece of work you have here! :clap:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I also walk through suburb as well, but I choose not to paint those bits!
Thanks for your comments :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
You are very welcome! :wave:
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Artemis1122 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
beautiful landscape :) I love the blue. it gives ur painting a very unique look.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I appreciate your feedback :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I does contrast nicely indeed... I love the blueness of early morning shadows. :meow:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I was lucky in that there were plenty of purple weeds about which gave the shadows a bluish tint as well as the atmosphere.
Glad you like it :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That would help indeed. :nod:
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Outsidemybox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Outstanding. The warm open feel is so great. I'll always be a big fan of your work David. Kudos!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the warm words :)
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u-j-w-a-l Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the landscape
feels so warm :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I was standing down in the gully with gloves on at the time! I guess I was thinking warm
Glad you like it :)
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chrome-mate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Wow, that cold? You must have infused your wishes for warmth into the picture! Fantastic job, you have such a talent.
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onetoughmofo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
damn uve got skill !!
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CarlMoore Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Great colour contrast and great depth. I find I can look at this and let my eyes follow the terrain naturally. I really like this, great painting.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your generous feedback - much appreciated :)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :love:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very soft and pretty!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looks great! :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Calysar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
amazing, looks just like the farms around where I grew up. Just beautiful!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! :)
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Jastorama Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just beautiful!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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ARTOONATOR Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
VERY nice.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Stunning. I love the lighting, composition, and your impressionist technique.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - much appreciated! :)
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